EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

E.Leclerc - GALEC

E.Leclerc - GALEC

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.17 - Agents involved in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-07-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 31-07-2018
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The French retail-trade chain Leclerc has announced the extension of its activities to the distribution of electricity to private customers by September 2018.  Its CEO has announced on his personal blog the launch of this new offer that aims to attract 3 million clients by 2025 (10% of the market).  This new activity will lead to create 200 net jobs within the group Leclerc. The details of the offer will be presented in September. According to the radio Europe 1, the price of Leclerc's offer could be 16% less than competitors, offering average savings of € 200 per year. Savings will be offered with coupons to use at Leclerc supermarket.